Billy Hector

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Billy Hector
Billy Hector and Suzan Lastovica sm.jpg
Billy Hector and Suzan Lastovica performing together at Big Danny's wake at Red Fusion, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, February 11, 2007.
Background information
Born 1956
Orange, New Jersey
Genres blues, Rock, folk rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels Ghetto Surf Music
Associated acts Billy Hector Band, Fairlanes, The Shots
Website The Official Billy Hector Website:

Billy Hector, born 1956, is a blues guitarist and singer-songwriter from Orange, New Jersey.[1]


Hector considers himself a workingman’s musician. He has been producing albums for over 20 years while performing primarily in small clubs.[2] Hector’s guitar style is a combination of Jersey Shore blues and rock n roll.[3]

Hector received the Best Guitarist Award from music critic Bob Makin of The Aquarian Weekly's East Coast Rocker section twice.[4] Hector is also the recipient of three Asbury Park Music Awards. The awards were for "Best Guitarist", "Best Blues Band" and the "Living Legend." [4] Hector and his band were billed alongside for Bonnie Raitt at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "Tribute to Muddy Waters".[4] Hector has also played with the likes of B. B. King,[1] Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds[3] but is most at home in small clubs.[1]


  • 1989 All The Way Live
  • 1993 Wild, Wild Beast
  • 1994 Cold Wind
  • 1997 Hard to Please
  • 2000 What Can a Poor Boy Do?
  • 2001 Duct Tape Life
  • 2002 Busy Man
  • 2002 Undertow
  • 2003 Stonehenge
  • 2003 Out of Order
  • 2005 Alive and Kickin'
  • 2007 Hard Rockin' Blues


  1. ^ a b c Coyne, Kevin, Still Strumming and Rocking After All These Years. September 7, 2008. New York Times. Retrieved July 2011.
  2. ^ DeMasters, Karen, "JERSEY FOOTLIGHTS; Album Party for Billy Hector", The New York Times, April 01, 2001. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Selzer, Hal B. Local Noise: Billy Hector – Stayin’ Alive. March 26, 2010. The Aquarian. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Billy Hector Band. Jersey Shore Jazz Blues Foundation. Retrieved July 9, 2011.